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#16 Jun 10th, 2008, 23:53
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Bianca,

after some googling, I found a link to an expat club in Delhi. They have a forum section and you can try posting your question there.
http://www.delhiexpat.com/forum/index.php

Also, there is a Romanian embassy in Delhi. Usually Embassies/Consulates have events which are great place to meet your fellow country people. Here is a link to their website. They do have a Upcoming Events section.
http://www.mae.ro/index.php?lang=en
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youre sweet. thanks, i already know the embassy site. ive been in contact with them for years by now. i have to say that they really pissed be off few years ago. it was funny cause we needed a visa for my husband and each time my husband was talking to them they were very cold and almost wouldnt help him atall, then again i only needed to call them and they would immediatly help me with his papers and with whatever info my husband needed. anyway theyre ok people, i guess just a lilttle too nationalists...anyway they also said the romanian comunity in delhi is very very small and not organized..thats disappointing
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Some of the relationship stuff gets pretty heavy at times despite our levity..
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#20 Jun 28th, 2008, 23:06
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salut! hi there to you too. nice to hear the romanian mother tongue on this site.

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Buna Bianca,
I realise that this is a bit off-topic but I having been searching this forum for exactly someone with your experience, and so need some advice from you.
I am an Indian guy living in Mumbai who is about to get married to a Romanian girl living/working in UK. We have been going strong since the last 4 years, during which my gf has visited and stayed here with me for 3 weeks, and I have stayed in UK for a year. She hails from Mangalia on the Black Sea coast.
We are both agreed on one thing, that we want to get married, most probably next year, but really anxious of how to go about the whole marriage thing!!
My family (parents) is totally supportive of us and that gives us huge comfort and also that they are not the type to interfere in our lives later.

1) The main area of concern is how to get her to stay here legally. She plans to get a job here in Mumbai, so most probably she will get a working visa. But after we get married, will it entitle her to stay in India without a visa? How did you manage it?

2) Did you find it very difficult to stay in India after getting married? Any legal problems?

Any inputs will be greatly appreciated. Multumesc foarte mult.... :-)
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In theory, as you are an Indian citizen, your spouse is entitled to a visa to live in your country with you.

In practice, all visas have to be applied for and are subject to the decisions of the visa officers.

Until you are married, India will not recognise her relationship with you as making any difference; there is no such thing, for instance, as a fiance visa for India.

If she gets a job offer in India, then she must apply for an employment visa in the country in which she is normally resident. If this is granted, and she moves to India to take up the job, your subsequent marriage won't make any difference, but her remaining in India will depend on the employment visa rather than your marriage.

You can apply for a visa based on your marriage, which should allow her to live in India with you but not, legally, to work.

After you have been married for a number of years (how many, from one upwards, depends on where you apply) she can apply for PIO card, which means no more visa worries for 15 years, and she can work, study, et, with no other visa; she must still register as a foreigner resident in India.

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Dear Nick-H,
Thanks a ton for your valuable advice.
So what I see as our best option is for her to get a work visa from her country, start working here, and then we get married and after spending a few years of marital bliss apply for a PIO card for her.
Hope I got that right!

Thanks again mate, you guys really make a difference :-)
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Remember that the job offer has to come before the visa application...
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Thanks, will keep that in mind.
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Hi,

I have to say, though we (hubby and I) were both very very worried regarding the legal procedures in India, it came out to be quite simple. But we did not go for the working visa. This is how we did it.
I came there with a multiple entry visa...I had a 6 months tourist visa. Then we applied for a legal marriage. You can have that in the Romanian Embassy as well.
First of all, you need to have a legal marriage ceremony. Your girlfriend will have to present few legal papers and a legal representative will visit you/your parents etc in case she is going to live with you to check if what she declared is ok. She will need an affidevid from you that states you will support her needs while she stays with you, a passport copy and if i'm not mistakin' a copy of your bank account state. I might be wrong here, for sure I needed such thing when my hubby requested the romanian visa, though. Other papers that you will need: your passport copy or any proof of address that you are a Mumbay resident. Thats pretty much I can remember. I got a 5 year resident permit, which can be extended to 10 years I think.

Your girl can also go for the Indian citizenship, thing which I dont really recommend, since she will have to give up her own citizenship.

It will take you about a month to complete the whole process.
I adivce you to be prepared for few troubles in the beggining. Romanian women are very hot tempered and I know I needed quite some patience with the change of environment there. So will probably she....But best of luck, Im sorry I cant be of more help.
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Bianca,
You have been of more help than I can ask for :-)
You are right about the temperament...LOL...but I have managed to cool her down a lot over the years, but still, miles to go !! Wish me luck there :-)

So do you work there in Delhi? If yes, then how? Do you have a work permit for that?
It's quite a bummer to know that she has to give up her own citizenship if wants to become an Indian citizen, but I guess that's only fair.
How about applying for the PIO card as Nick had pointed out? If she gets that, does she still need to keep renewing her resident permit every 5/10 years?

The planning has to be spot on for me, coz I stay abroad on a "3months on-3 months off" basis. And although it sounded as a really scary prospect (the marriage, I mean), but after reading from your posts, it seems "do-able".
Thanks for taking the effort in replying. Really appreciate the help.
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How about applying for the PIO card as Nick had pointed out? If she gets that, does she still need to keep renewing her resident permit every 5/10 years?
How long the RP is valid for is at the discretion of the FRRO. They usually make them expire with the visa, for employment, etc, visas, but for a PIO? Mine is five years; could be anything from one year to the full fifteen!
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Originally Posted by bianca_mihaela View Post Romanian women are very hot tempered and I know I needed quite some patience with the change of environment there.
I can attest to that

BTW, my wife (a romanian) and I were exploring options to move to India temporarily but decided to postpone for various reasons - financial and otherwise.

How are you adjusting to life in Delhi? My wife would hit the roof if she can't eat borsch once a month.
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Im not very sure but i think you can apply for the PIO after a while, and yes you have to renew it every 5/10 years. I again strongly advice you two that she keeps her citizenship, which might help you as well in case it's needed.(easier access to EU states or stuff like that).

Second- the borch thing....yuck its awful, I dont touch it. Maybe one of the 10 romanians who dont taste that stuff. And sorry to announce you I gave up and came back to Bucharest. Delhi summer is too much for me to bare. Been there, done that. I was watching the weather news the other day- 43 degrees in Delhi, here its comfortably 22 degrees.
One more tip, if you try this marriage thing with a romanian girl, dont let her first experience be in summer, I guarrantee she could not take it.
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